Unlike our two direct competitiors that are owned by large national corporations, our funeral home is completely owned and operated by the Higgins family.
We are happy to announce two new additions to our Staff Family:
Liz Stewart and Lucy Buttrum McCurry
"Our Family Serving Your Family"... We are here to serve your family in your time of need. Higgins LaGrange Chapel is family owned and operated by the Higgins Family. We boast over fifty years in the funeral home industy, helping literally thousands of families along the way at what is perhaps the most difficult time in their lives. You now have a locally owned and operated funeral home to guide you through this difficult time. By being locally owned and not part of a large funeral home corporation, we are able to offer funeral and cremation prices that are reflective of what services should cost. We are not reporting to a board of directors or stock holders that ultimately control our prices. Literally, our family serving yours. Service, price and personal choices that are unequaled in LaGrange and the surrounding area.
The early 1990's through the early 2000's, hundreds of family operated funeral homes across North America were bought by multi-national conglomerates. This is the case of our two direct competitors in LaGrange. Recent media reports from 60 Minutes, Time, and U.S. News and World Report conclude that these death care operations, while attempting to keep the facade of a family operation, quickly increase prices considerably and, in most cases, enforce merchandising policies on employees to increase their financial profits.
Conglomerates are driven by the stock market and thus are constantly attempting to increase revenues, usually at the expense of the general public. All of this while trying to mantain the public image of a family operation. Both of our direct competitors are controlled by a Board of Directors and Stock Holders with home offices located in Houston, Texas.
Simply put, our direct competitors are formed to appear as "mom and pop" locations and are attempting to cash in on the goodwill established through generations.
(Information credited to public information web-sites for Service Corporation International (S.C.I.), Carriage Services, Inc., 60 Minutes, Time, U.S. News and World Report)
Not here.. Chances are when you call Higgins LaGrange Chapel you will speak to someones whose name is on our sign.
It is very simple to learn more about your options or contact us about the death of a loved one. Upon calling our funeral home, you will be treated with respect and given the utmost of care. We are sure that you will not only be suprised by how much lower our prices are compared to our local direct competitors, but also by the superior care that our family will show to yours. Our way of doing business is very simple: we treat families just as we would want to be treated under the same circumstances.
It is our desire to follow your every wish and desire. We offer traditional funeral services, cremation options, shipping and receiving of remains from out of town, pre-arrangement counseling, as well as pre-funding your funeral. All of these options can be tailored to fit any funeral budget. We will guide you through the entire process, fully expalining what your best options are when it comes to you or your loved ones final wishes. We are a full service funeral home available to you 24 hours a day. Our family is here to serve yours.
Our funeral charges are priced as they should be. Our prices are not discounted, they are simply the cost you should expect from a family owned funeral home. The following cost break-down is literally thousands of dollars less than our corporate competitors, per their general price list.
Full traditional funeral service.
-Includes all charges reflective on our general price list for traditional service charge. This includes among other items, visitation, church or chapel service and embalming.
(General price list available on request.)
-Includes 20 gauge steel casket. Many colors and styles available.
(Casket price list available on request.)
-Includes finished concrete vault, silver in color.
(Vault price list available on request)
Prices subject to change
This of course does not include any cemetery charges that you may have. We will be glad to discuss those with you.
The funeral will increase with the selection of a casket of higher cost , and there are casket selections that will lower the amount of this service.
Payment excepted: cash, check, credit card, life insurance, pre-need funeral account. Financing may be available in certain situations.